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What is a Piggyback Mortgage?

October 7, 2015 by Leave a comment

While mortgages are a good time, private mortgage insurance (PMI) is not. Usually, if you don’t have enough money to make a down payment of at least 20 percent (keeping the loan-to-value ratio (LTV) under 80%), you’re required to get mortgage insurance. Fortunately, clever people figured out a loophole—the piggyback mortgage. How it works There... View Article

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Refinancing Redux: What Happens the Second Time Around?

September 28, 2015 by Leave a comment

Given persistent low-interest rates, some homeowners are asking if it’s worth it to refinance a second time before rates creep back up. Counting all types of refinances, Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage outfit, says the average loan refinanced in the first quarter of 2015 was about 5.6 years old, and homeowners cashed out a total... View Article

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